We’ve said for a while that the future is video. It’s more efficient and more compelling than text. Earlier this week, the New York Times agreed with us. In an article called “Welcome to the Post-Text Future,” Farhad Manjoo writes,
…we have only just begun to glimpse the deeper, more kinetic possibilities of an online culture in which text recedes to the background, and sounds and images become the universal language.
The internet was born in text because text was once the only format computers understood. Then we started giving machines eyes and ears — that is, smartphones were invented — and now we’ve provided them brains to decipher and manipulate multimedia.
Suddenly the script flipped: Now it’s often easier to communicate with machines through images and sounds than through text.
It’s a great article, and well worth the read. Read the full article here.